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Komla Dumor

Komla Dumor

Photo from Komla’s Facebook page

Komla Dumor, one of Africa’s finest journalists has set the bar high for all aspiring journalists. Dumor, who is from Ghana, is the main presenter for the BBC World News programme Fous on Africa. He was born in Accra, Ghana in 3 October 1972. His father was Philip Gbeho, composer of the Ghanian national anthem.

Before he joined the BBC, he worked for JOY FM in Accra, Ghana, and was awarded the Journalist of the Year by the Ghana Journalist Association in 2003. Dumor hosted Network Africa, radio programme, when he first joined BBC Africa in 2006. Between 2008 to 2012, he presented The World Today on the BBC World Service. However, he also began to present the World News and African Business Report on BBC World News television in 2011. Today, Dumor is the only West African newsreader on BBC World News.

Dumor never thought he would be a journalist. He initially studied medicine and later changed his mind and instead graduated with a BSc in Sociology and Psychology from Harvard University.

Watch this fantastic clip of Dumor at TEDxEuston event, talking about how to tell the African story.